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Stealing Home takes a look at one of the strangest outfields ever.

Over all these years, the circumference of baseball has extended beyond the foul lines.

What makes a good baseball curse?

Jason Linden reads the first chapter of his novel, “When the Sparrow Sings.”

Who says you need to see the big-leaguers play to have fun? The minor and independent leagues can offer just as much excitement. Those other leagues offer plenty to cheer, and plenty to learn.

We all remember those players, coaches, or even teams that got away. They leave us wondering “what if?”, and make for great fodder for pub arguments for years and years.

Episode 20 is all about those goofy creatures we love to laugh at — the mascots.

Episode 19 of Stealing Home helps to ring in another new season.

On this episode of Stealing Home, we look at some points of intrigue throughout baseball history.

Hello, everyone. I’m David Temple. I’m a writer here on The Hardball Times, as well as FanGraphs and NotGraphs. I also host the podcast Stealing Home. Stealing Home has been a pet project of mine for some time now, but now I’m happy to announce that the show has gone big time, as it’s now […]

The latest episode of Stealing Home deals with the presenters, those that are responsible for getting us the game we love in all the formats we need.

The latest episode of Stealing Home deals with the presenters, those that are responsible for getting us the game we love in all the formats we need.

Stealing Home returns for Season 2 on a down note, as it were, by looking at some of the big losers in the game of baseball.

Stealing Home returns to full-length episodes by looking at some players, teams, and plays that can be overlooked in baseball. There are many from which to choose, but I look at four.

The bullpen can seem to be a word all its own sometimes, so I spoke with Twins closer Glen Perkins to get the scoop on just what goes on in that little section behind the outfield.

Take the total number of hits, and divide by the total number of at-bats. That’s batting average. It’s been with the game almost as long as bats and balls. It was adapted from a cricket stat of the same name. For all its faults, it’s still the standard measurement for a hitter’s ability. If a player leads the league in stolen bases for a season, they are the stolen base leader. Strikeouts, home runs? Same thing. Leader. But batting average is so entrenched in the game, such a litmus test for hitting, that if a player has the best batting average at the end of season, he’s not the leader, he’s the champion. He owns a batting title.

Episode 12 of Stealing Home deals with three stories from three buildings, all having something to do with the All-Star Game.

Episode 11 of Stealing Home is all about phenoms, the young players we love to love.

In this episode of Stealing Home we look at the baseball history and present of the Windy City.

Like it or not, gambling and baseball are forever tied. Episode 9 takes a look at that relationship.